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Old 03-25-2004, 12:57 AM   #1
terx005
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hostname


I am installing qmail on one of my servers, and am having problems with the hostname not being in my DNS... I assume I need my hostname to be mail.mydomain.com ? and if so, how do I set it to that?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:10 AM   #2
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Not sure exactly what you mean, but it sounds like you need to register a domain (try register.com or some other registrar) and then set your local hostname to match that.

Explain some more if this doesn't help.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:13 AM   #3
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okay, I have my domain, I ahve the DNS set up perfeclty fine, we had a machine crap out and I am replacing it, I am setting up Q-mail and get this error :
Your hostname is RANDOM.
hard error
Sorry, I couldn't find your host's canonical name in DNS.
You will have to set up control/me yourself.

I have user the command hostname to change my current hostname, and It doesn't seem to help any... I'm lost, this was working before, and it sounds to me everywhere that I read ppl are saying it is a DNS issue, but the DNS has not changed!

please help
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:44 AM   #4
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Try putting your domain name in control/me
 
Old 03-25-2004, 04:19 AM   #5
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look at the files in /etc

something called hostname or something like that... Depends on what distro you're using..
But it should be there...
*thinks* Nrmally at least...
 
  


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